[critical] Valentine’s Day

The crossed destinies of couples who separate or together, of singles who meet in Los Angeles, the day of Saint Valentine’s day…

Author’s Note


Release Date : February 17, 2010

Directed by Garry Marshall

Film american

With Julia Roberts, Jessica Alba, Anne Hathaway…

Duration : 2h 03min

Trailer :

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Valentine’s Day is the kind typical of a production that has been put in place to collect the most money possible in a very short time thanks to a casting enticing that is found even on the poster which is added ” By the director of Pretty Woman “. We are already seeing the most blue flowers of us hopping up and down impatiently in front of the production of honey and also filled in as an empty shell. Nevertheless, to spit on what kind of film would be as easy as to criticize the presence of Guillaume Canet on the screen, and so totally devoid of sense, since the recipe relies on a patchwork of everything that you can find in the genre, but Valentine’s Day has a little something, a little magic that happens to operate for a good half of the film.

Based solely on the presence of the heads of posters (Ashton Kutcher, Bradley Cooper, Jessica biel, Patrick Dempsey, Anne Hathaway and the list goes on so the list is long), this film signed Garry Marshall is summarized in a succession of scenes crossing over of the story (if we can call it as such), to form a compact and united, as do films such as Crash , which evolve but at a level that is different, you’ll agree. Nevertheless, some passages have enough charm and emotion to grab our attention. Then certainly it is as big as the nose in the middle of the figure but mine anything they allow themselves to be willingly embark in some situations (breaking, deception, declaration of love…).

Unfortunately, in the face of these situations that we entertain more than they educate, we can only regret the lack of depth of characters. This process of “mini film” by a couple or by characters is a good idea when it comes to make a panel of the population and of the emotions she runs through, but this idea quickly becomes very bad when it comes to going in depth of things. In the form, nothing to say but it is in the background as the rub. The scenario is not enough work, not enough end to allow each protagonist to satisfy us fully. A shame because a little more creative at this level and Valentine’s Day would be passed as a letter in the mail.

In the end, Valentine’s Day is far from being the void in which I was expecting at first. In no event a total success, it fulfills perfectly its role of entertainment and ode to love with its staging far as it takes to do not that can be found to say something. It does lack that little grain of madness that had given him a whole other dimension. A movie to discover in the arms of the beloved in preference to emphasise the melancholic and blue flower that can give us the love.

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